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um... JURASSIC PARK 4 is shooting at Universal?

Hey folks, Harry here...  and this is just... damn odd.   Over at "BehindTheThrills.Com" they have a very curious photo of the Universal Studios - Production Board on the 'lot' - which clearly states that JURASSIC PARK 4 is shooting on Stages 7, 10, 12 & 14.   As the scooper that sent me the link below states...   We all thought that Joe Johnston was directing JURASSIC PARK 4 after he finished CAPTAIN AMERICA.   

Now, it is possible that he's been supervising and working on JURASSIC PARK 4 - and they're in the earliest stages of building sets for the film production - OR - perhaps these are stages shooting an initial teaser trailer that'll come out later this year.   Of course 4 full stages at Universal seems like overkill...   OR - a joker wrote it on the Chalk Board to fuck with folks.   So...  Who knows.   But we're looking into it...  UNIVERSAL is denying the existence of JURASSIC PARK 4 - so this brings in the issue of JOKE or PHOTOSHOP or the publicists being unaware of the chalkboard, which obviously knows all.



Hey Harry, 
Long time reader and fan of the site. Just got word and pictures today of filming happening at Universal Studios Hollywood on JP 4. I thought Joe Johnston was directing after Captain America?
Here's the link.

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  • Jan. 9, 2011, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park 4?


    Is JURASSIC PARK 4 gearing up over at Universal? Looks like it!

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 9:38 p.m. CST

    I'll believe it when I see it, Harry.

    by Kamaji

    There's been so much speculation on JP4 for so long, that it's hard to take it seriously now. Though at this point, wouldn't it be like flogging a dead horse? So much of the awe of seeing full-motion dinosaurs is gone.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST


    by KinjoAlcoholicNinja

    Please no....Jurassic Park was the first grown-up book I ever read way back when I was a kid. Let it rest so we can pretend the 3rd movie (and most of the second) never we do with the Matrix.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 9:41 p.m. CST

    THAT is one big pile of shit

    by ORIONgods

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 9:41 p.m. CST

    How much security is guarding that chalkboard?

    by Ghostpirate

    Because I know several guys who work at Universal Orlando who would put something like that up just to mess with guests.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 9:41 p.m. CST


    by ORIONgods

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Harry when are you going to fix the site?

    by jack black

    cookies dont work,the articles have the same generic aicn title instead of their own title,the top talkback panel doesnt work at all,expand all needs to pressed twice to work.too expensive to fix eh buddy?

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park III was hideous

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I'm baffled why so many people consider it better than The Lost World, which was certainly mediocre, but at least had some great setpieces and images (the raptor tails in the tall grass moving in on the humans from all sides in particular) along the way. JPIII had that inexcusably stupid moment (one of many to choose from) where the characters break into a vending machine and help themselves to the snack treats inside...a vending machine that has been ROTTING IN A SWELTERING JUNGLE FOR FIVE+ YEARS. I don't care *how* many preservatives they injected into those Cheetos...that shit would have been TOTALLY INEDIBLE.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST



    There's a host of updates happening, but you have to understand the priority list. The big chunk of our tech time right now is spent load balancing and modifying a shit load of problems that cause blank pages to appear too often. SO. Meanwhile - at the same time, every one of your 'problems' is on the docket - and I'm told a bunch will cease to be problems by this time next week. But we'll see. No, it isn't too expensive, it's all about a series of priorities. The most important of which is to make sure the site can handle the traffic we get, which is not an easy thing. Especially when you're starting with a site that was MONTHS away from us wanting to launch it. Just wait till you see what we have in store in the coming months. So cool.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Because JP3 was so good...

    by Nerd Rage

    I'm calling bullshit on this one. Universal can't be that stupid...oh wait.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    perfect example of "do we really even NEED this?" movie

    by TheSeeker7

    I mean think about it. You had the original, based on a best selling novel, one of the defining movies of the 90's, in multiple ways. Yes, the sequel was partly cash-grab, but it did also have some redeeming qualities that still makes it a worthy own in your DVD collection. And Part III, well it was... it was fairly 'meh' at best, and frankly already was at the point of the "did we really need this?" So now, like what almost 10 years later from THAT (nevermind the original) the world's really clamoring for another visit to the PJ world? It's not like the CD dinos didn't already look mindblowing before. This is just like the epitome of an unnecessary sequel. C'mon already, enough.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST

    whoops (so much for that wanted edit button)

    by TheSeeker7

    that 3rd to last sentence should read "It's not like the CG dinos didn't already look mindblowing" -- not "CD dinos".

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:12 p.m. CST

    It's FAKE and is easily disprovable. READ

    by Proman1984

    It's not just that this is CHALK. It has to do with Crichton. They will not do it without him. At least Speilberg, Kennedy and Marshall won't. They said as much. The only possible Crichton project on the horizon is Pirate Latitudes.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST


    by WriteForTheEdit

    A movie this huge? And we hear about it going into production like this? Maybe this is code for "Terra Nova" or something... I don't know...

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    You can see CGI dinos in toothpaste commercials these days

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Remember how MINDBLOWING it was to see Jurassic Park in '93 and see fluid, full-motion CG dinosaurs after decades of rubber suits and jerky stop-motion? Nowadays, that kind of F/X work is as common as pigeons, so continuing the JP franchise after the technology has become old-hat is stupid. It's like Jeff Goldblum said in the first movie, "Your scientists were so preoccupied if they COULD that they didn't stop to think if they SHOULD!".

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Does anyone ever have anything positive to say?

    by locke815

    I mean, aren't you the same losers who demand that the Transformers look "boxy" and that Kirsten Dunst was too snaggle-toothed to play a model, but a movie about dinosaurs must be killed in its infancy? The sad thing is that every Jurassic Park hater here would see JP4 on opening weekend, even if it were as bad as Indy 4 or Episode 1.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:25 p.m. CST

    ok Harry i believe you.i will be patient.

    by jack black

    but please dont ignore and leave for last the frustrating sign in cookies problem and the page title problem which makes the bookmarking of the site's topics completely useless and very difficult to navigate through their tabs in the browser. i will stop my whining here.over and out.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST

    I only liked JP2.i havent seen JP3 and JP1 was an

    by jack black

    overrated mediocrity.It was the Transformers movie of the early 90s.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:30 p.m. CST

    FUCK YES!!!

    by Muldoon

  • And for the record JP3 was a lot better than JP2! I did like the T-Rex on the LA rampage scene though!

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:33 p.m. CST

    They should remake the 1st movie instead!

    by Drunken Busboy

    The Book was a lot better than Spielberg's movie!

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:33 p.m. CST



    looks like we trashed that WORDPRESS site... let this be a lesson to those of you that think Wordpress' engine can handle AICN traffic.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST

    They might try...

    by justmyluck

    ... kicking the beastie action up to near R-rated levels to draw in the PREDATOR, ALIEN, PIRHANA, ETC. crowds...otherwise I don't think another JP would end up on people's radar.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Does anyone really like Kristen Dunst as Mary Jane?

    by Nerd Rage

    I mean other than the Sam Raimi ass lickers.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:41 p.m. CST

    C'mon. Maybe they'll bring back pre ice age mammals!

    by planetran_fan

    You know you want to see a fight between a Giant Sloth and a T-Rex, or between Gigantopithecus Blackii and a Velociraptor!!!!

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Spielberg has been known to shoot films back-to-back

    by Bass Ackwards

    Maybe as a producer he's imparted that kind of organizational skill to Johnston? The crazy rumors for the fourth one might make it interesting if its as over the top as it sounds, though I don't have much love for Johnston as director.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Kilik. JP1 wasn't bad, it's just that Spielberg...

    by planetran_fan

    ...had to play up that kid angle. Those two little shits ruined much of the flick.

  • To have JP4 in front of cameras with not a whisper let the good old days.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:48 p.m. CST


    by Batutta

    This was our nick name for the guy who was obsessed with Jurassic Park in college.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Great idea for JP4.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Never make the fukken thing.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:57 p.m. CST

    yeah, make a good Jurassic Park Film for once

    by HadWoodenTeethChasedMobyDick

    they should definately rebuild and open the park, just to find out all the 'thought-to-be-dead tyranasaurous rex have been hiding and are now ready to party.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 11:03 p.m. CST


    by maxwell's hammer

    Maybe the kids ruined it for you, but I was at just the perfect age to have a major crush on Ariana Richards. Ah, young love...

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST

    I'm not averse to another JP movie...

    by BiggusDickus

    JP3 was reasonable enough to pull back my interest after the horrendous clusterfuck that was 'The Lost World'. Can we PLEASE have the chameleon-like Carnotaurs this time?

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 11:24 p.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty


  • Jan. 9, 2011, 11:30 p.m. CST

    I write lies on public chalkboards all the time

    by George Newman

    because of my personal bad intentions, I can't help but doubt the reality of this. I get an AndyKaufman-style kick out of altering something to fool people like this, even if i won't be around to see people's reactions to it.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Im on a minority it seems

    by RichardLuzT

    But I enjoyed the 3rd one more than I did the 2nd one. And I wasn't expecting to like it as much.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park 4: Newman's Revenge

    by BlackBriar

    After finding his bottle of shaving cream,Dennis (Newman) becomes Master of the Dinos, and is ready to unleash his Wrath to the unexpecting public!!! Hell! I'll see that!

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 11:51 p.m. CST

    as you can see in the Pic


    the chalkboard is locked behind glass. So someone with a key and a lack of desire to keep a job would've had to have faked it. this is a much better photo than the one I saw earlier.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:03 a.m. CST

    I want stop motion dinosaurs

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Harry... it's been debunked...

    by Carnotaur3

    by Universal said there was no truth to this.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:16 a.m. CST

    I'd have written 'McG's RoboCop'

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    and watched the internet explode

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:19 a.m. CST

    April 1st already?

    by MattmanReturns

    This year's going fast.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:21 a.m. CST

    kilik... you only liked the Lost World?

    by MattmanReturns

    Do yourself a favor and stop speaking.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:46 a.m. CST


    by MackAndJacks

    Cricton is dead. Spielberg won't be able to wait for him because he can't wait for Cricton to come back from the grave!!!

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Give me a Hell Yeah if you'd rather see a Dino-Riders movie!

    by Onin Solstice

    Strap missiles and gun turrets on some T-Rex and Raptors and now we got something worth getting excited for.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 1:18 a.m. CST

    "Jurassic World"

    by MattmanReturns

    Anyone else remember rumors about a sequel called "Jurassic World" which took place decades later, after dinos had retaken the planet? Humans lived in the wreckage of cities hiding from the dinosaurs and looking for a way to wipe them out. That was an interesting idea. If they do another Jurassic sequel, it needs to be something more than just another island escape movie.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 1:22 a.m. CST

    That Transformers comment is spot-on

    by Lone Fox

    JP1 was mediocre beyond the wow factor, which let's face it, wore off a long time ago. The acting throughout the film was terrible (you can practically hear Spielberg directing Laura Dern- "Drop jaw! Big dinosaur ahead!") JP2 was a far superior film, with the exception of the shoe-horned dysfunctional family schtick- thankgod! Goldblum's estranged daughter is a gymnast! The movie was a rollercoaster though, bigger, faster, and a lot more dinosaurs. JP3 was laughable. A rehash of 1 & 2, but with more annoying actors. An embarassment. Having dinosaurs on screen isn't enough anymore. DO something with the story!

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Looks like a joke

    by darth_hideous

    considering the other boring crap listed on the chalkboard. Makes me think the employees wanted to give visitors something to write home about, which is exactly what happened.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 1:29 a.m. CST

    As long as the ever-sterile Joe Johnston isn't involved

    by Flip63Hole

    maybe there's hope.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 1:30 a.m. CST

    They wouldn't keep this secret...

    by sonnyfern

    WAY too much money to be made. They'd want to start the hype machine as early as possible.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 1:31 a.m. CST

    The Lost World a superior film? That's fucking hilarious

    by MattmanReturns

    Funniest thing I've heard all week.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Didn’t know there was a big hankering for another JP flick…

    by Toruk_Makto

    I don't remember what the last one was about. Did I even see the last one?

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 2:46 a.m. CST

    i know someoene who works there...

    by hateuall

    and it's not true. there's not much filming happening at Universal now except Desperate Housewives and Parenthood (and two Top Secret movies involving puppets and a certain webhead), so someone added JP4 to the production board to get the guests excited to take the studio tour. it happens every once in a while when things get slow (in fact, i've seen JP4 on that board a couple of times over the years). my friend has access to the Universal production schedule and there's no mention of JP4 by name or by code name (which my friend would know). it's just Universal having some fun at the guests (and Internets) expense.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 2:58 a.m. CST

    it will be in full 3d

    by VonThunderballs

    and no one will care unless the dinos migrate to the midwest. then that would be entertaining. a whole shitload of raptors tearing through kansas or nebraska.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 2:59 a.m. CST

    I still view Jurrasic Park as a standalone film...

    by bubcus

    ... I saw the other two and there were a few good shots (the T-Rex terrorizing a city was great) but the first one is the only one I really care about and hold to. If there's a story worth telling for JP4, I may consider seeing it.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Tell you what...

    by JustUsNerdsHere

    ...put all that robot shit on the dinosaurs and I'll accept your Jurassic Park 4...

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 3:21 a.m. CST

    The first JP was believable for me as a kid

    by David Cloverfield

    The bs science in it blew my mind. (That tour is the greatest pice of exposition I've ever seen.) If I saw something like that on the news the next day, I would say "okay, sure, dinosour Island, that could happen, it's not something outlandish like an Alien Invasion or magic." The later films lost that. (Or I grew older.)

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Its a reunion of rap group Jurrasic 5

    by Cosmik

    One guy couldn't make it.

  • Nothing but red X here. This site "update" is a load of dung.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:02 a.m. CST

    JP3 works better for a lot of folks than JP2....

    by daglesj

    .....because simply it isnt such a mess as JP2. JP2 look like a movie that had 20+ minutes cut out of it at important points. Sure JP2 has some good set pieces but the film has way too many plotholes in it. The main one is halfway in. Just what exactly happend on the cargo ship? What ate the crew? The Trex? Then it just climbed back in the hold? A big chunk is missing there. Glaring. A mess. But thats what happens when you direct a major movie by video link on a 10" screen from a different country. JP3 just works as a more cohesive average Hollywood flick.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 6 a.m. CST

    proman1984 - Crichton is dead

    by Nico Toscani

    So if they are waiting on him it's going to be a long wait.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Gotta admit, I come here 1/10th as much since the redesign

    by YackBacker

    Talkbacking is that much less enjoyable now with the new interface. But the worst part is the content has appeared to go down in quality lately. Still, I'm a fan of the site, it's just no longer among my daily "must reads" anymore. I hope that changes with the site fixes.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 6:11 a.m. CST


    by maxjohnson1971

    I believe someone here would like your opinion of a certain Blu-Ray release. Would you be so kind as to offer your take on that? As for JP4, started to watch the third and turned it off. JP needs a re-boot if anything. I agree that the book was WAAAAAAAAYYYY better than the movie. Now, if they could just do a Planet of the Apes that was faithful to the book...

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Wasnt William Monaghan attached to write it

    by PedroM


  • Jan. 10, 2011, 6:54 a.m. CST

    I agree that 3 was better than 2.

    by rbatty024

    Granted, that's pretty faint praise. JP 2 is arguably The Beard's worst film. JP 3 completely dispensed with the sense of wonder and amazement that characterized the first film and pretty much made a big monster movie. Sure, it wasn't very good, but at least it didn't have any pretenses. Oh, and did the talking raptors in 3 remind anyone else of that parody in the show The Critic:

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Come ON! Tea Leoni singlehandedly makes JP3 unwatchable

    by Lone Fox

    With the screaming and the shouting and the overacting and the ignoring of every single piece of advice the dinosaur expert gave here. JP2 was like the James Cameron follow up to the slower original film. God I hate using Cameron as an example of what's good about a film, but... yes, I'm basically saying JP2 was this franchise's Aliens. JP3 was... AVP Requiem?

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Oh, plus Pete Postlethwaite was in 2

    by Lone Fox

    Which is also why I love Alien3. ...Well, I've thrown away THAT argument haven't I

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Black-ops dinos

    by Human Tornado

    So is this the Joe Dante one with the special-ops, mutated smart dinos? That's gonna be awesome in a Carnosaurus kinda way.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 7:58 a.m. CST

    mattmanreturns who gives a fuck about you

    by jack black

    go play with your kitten or something boy.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Slow news day...

    by Lemure_v2

    Someone writes "Jurassic Park 4" on a chalkboard...I go to empireonline for the news and AICN for the eye-rolling.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST

    JP1 and 2...

    by NightArrows

    People who shit on JP1 can eat a bag of dicks. Experiencing that film for the first time in the 90's and seeing fucking DINOSAURS walking around was fucking awesome. Previously all we had was shit like 'Baby' with those rubber piles of ass. JP1 is in no way like any of the trash Michael "dead hookers and blow" Bay shits out. Was JP1 a great "film"?? No. But we got to watch a fucking T-Rex tear it up and THAT alone was worth the price of admission. Jurassic Park 2 was, ummm, yeah. Goldblume's black daughter was fucking AWFUL. The whole gymnastics routine with her kicking the raptor was one of the stupidest scenes ever committed to film. HOWEVER...the film did have a T-Rex ripping up a suburban neighborhood, and THAT was a childhood dream come to fruition on screen for me.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 8:35 a.m. CST

    JP1 far superior

    by Tomarru

    JP1 is just so well paced, has such a wide range of character types and the set pieces are delivered note perfect at exactly the right time. I've watched it on tv a few times over christmas and it's just as awesome as it was in 93, I don't see the criticism of the kids either, they're at least somewhat functional and don't particularly get in the way of anything. JP2 on the other hand just leaves me feeling numb, it has none of the magic, none of the tension and every character is completely one dimensional. None of the set pieces every did anything for me, the "cattle drive" at the start is just messy and is so one sided in favour of the humans that you just dont care. The attack on the trailer by the 2 rexes is just messy aswell, T-rexes come, T-rexes go, T-rexes come back again and the peril in the falling trailer is non existant cause all the characters are cunts and u know theyre gonna survive anyway. It also suffers for being far too long, they capture the T-rex and get off the island...that should be the end. But no the movie has to go full retard and let the Rex loose on the mainland which looks awesome but just serves no purpose in the narritive of the movie and conjures so many plot holes. It's also a movie where the family dynamic has been so badly shoe horned in with an attrocious child actress and as poor a scipt as possible that it makes you root for the dinosaurs more than anything. Essentially, it plays out and hits as many bum notes as TF2. JP3 at least has a couple of likeable characters, the set pieces work a bit more and it's a hell of a lot shorter. It isn't under any illusions as to what movie it wants to be, its a straight up monster movie, full of cliches and the odd retarded character that drags it down but nowhere near the depths of the 2nd movie.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST

    I've got a copy of a Jurassic Park IV script

    by D.Vader

    From over 6 years ago. Didn't like it. Read like fan fiction. Involved mixing raptors with human DNA so that they could be controlled as dinosaur soldiers/dinosaur assassins.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 8:45 a.m. CST

    you know that a movie is shit,when in the

    by jack black

    pinnacle of the (supposed) excitement,the heroes jump in a helicopter and just leave ending the movie.right. JP1 = overrated eye candy popcorn was in no way the new Jaws as some clueless critics claimed to be.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 9 a.m. CST

    Jurassic Park 3 SUCKED

    by Rob

    I yelled NOOOOOOOOOO! right when the Navy came in at the end. Talk about improbable endings! "Oh, my wife calls me by Sat phone, I'll just get on the horn and call the nearby carrier battle group to go rescue 3 people." So bullshit!

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST


    by NightArrows

    What in the fuck did you want them to do at the end? Fight the dinos UFC style? I believe the "pinnacle" of the excitement in the film was a fucking Velociraptor escape, followed by a T-Rex taking on the Velociraptors.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST


    by NightArrows

    The Spinosaurus was fucking lame too. Snapping a T-Rex's neck like Steven Segal? Give me a fucking break. All this because Horner said "The longer the predator, the meaner it is" (paraphrase). Bah.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 9:30 a.m. CST

    which sounds as boring as to watch it.YAWN.

    by jack black

    at least with JP2 they did something with the T-Rex right? like, i dunno, in the Jaws where the hero did do something instead of packing up and moving with his family to live in a mountain and let the shark take on a whale or something.yep.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Soooo, it'll be on a third undiscovered island?

    by SithMenace

    I would like to see the dinosaurs get loose on a populated tropical island, like Hawaii or Costa Rica. Basically the last 20 minutes of The Lost World fleshed out to a full movie, but still with the tropical island locale. <p>Although story wise I don't know how they would justify a third park being given the go ahead after the first two disasters, especially in a populated area. I just think it would be cool to see dinosaurs eating tourists. Imagine a bunch of T-Rex's running down packed Hawaiian beaches as sunbathers panic, run and get eaten, or Raptors hunting in downtown Honolulu. Good stuff.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Hollywood's really into resurrecting dinosaurs, isn't it?

    by FeralAngel

    Tron, Yogi Bear, the Muppets, Jurassic Park...nothing is too dead, too smelly or too fossilized for Hollywood to disinter and fling into the cinema. Sad.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Jurassic Park 4 will happen... in 3-D!!!

    by Johnno

    They're not gonna miss out on the opportunity to have the audience see T-Rex come at them and try to eat them in 3-D... this will be a hit based solely on that reasoning, which is that kids love dinosaurs and 3-D and theme parks, and this will have all 3 of them available. D-box will also make a killing off of this.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST


    by Tomarru

    Christ, what did u want em to do at the end of JP1? grab shotguns and run around the island exterminating everything they could? The only thing they could ever hope to do was escape with their lives, they were far outnumbered and taking on the rex with shotguns would probably only piss it off. Also, they did something with the rex in JP2? like what? put it in a boat then all die? put it in a boat and return it back to the island? What about the raptors etc they left alive? in essence didnt all they REALLY do amount to escaping in a helicopter?

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    JP3 was garbage.

    by HelveticaConspiracy

    Joe Johnston made an absolutely horrible film. We tried watching it a few months ago and couldn't stop laughing at the brain dead thing.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST


    by Jon

    D. Vader, any chance I could beg you to email me the script. I've been dying to read it for years.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Could it be for the Telltale video game?

    by beastie

    Unlikely. And even more unlikely that they would that many stages, but it's just a thought.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Triceratops = DREAM OPPORTUNITY

    by JDanielP

    Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Triceratops is...THE...dinosaur death match. 20 amazing minutes of ONLY THAT would get me to pay FULL PRICE...multiple times (and buy the blu-ray, too).

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    d.vader, would very much like a copy

    by Carnotaur3

    of the script. Send to Interested to see what all they put in that and the kitchen sink.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    d.vader, would like a copy too (if possible)

    by Jon

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    To paraphrase Roy Batty,

    by SmokingRobot

    "I want more DINOSAURS, FUCKER". Jesus how hard can it be to make a dinosaur movie. What, they think people don't like dinosaurs anymore? And fuck this 'do we need this' crap. Do you need that Snickers bar? No. But you like Snickers, right? Well I fucking like Dinosaurs. So why isn't Pinhead Spielberg making more dinosaur movies? Because he's a pinhead. Fuck this is frustrating. How fucking hard can it be to make a fucking dinosaur movie? Jesus Titty-fucking Christ. Just give me more dinosaurs, ok?

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    It's directed by Sir Steven Spielberg.

    by UltraTron

    It's a big surprise they're planning for nerd-con this year. My buddy at ILM says the working title is Orlando. They open the park in orlando and all hell breaks loose

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Yeah this isn't a reboot. This is what the 3rd

    by UltraTron

    movie should have been. They finally open the park.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Start With A Human Story....

    by Tassium

    ...Rather than yet another high concept dino-scare. Close Encounters.. was not about aliens, and in fact neither was ET. Great human stories is what they were. JP3 gave it a go but failed because who could believe William H Macy/Tea Leoni were even related never mind previously married? And the find their lost boy plot was lame. As was the actor playing him, written "old" for some reason.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park was perfectly paced

    by MattmanReturns

    Perfect amount of exposition and buildup. Spielberg made you afraid of those raptors long before you even saw them. Every action scene is expertly choreographed. The kitchen scene is brilliant. That final shot of the T-Rex after she kills the raptors still gives me chills. And even the quieter moments are well done... such as Hammond describing his flea circus, Malcolm at the dinner table, and Nedry stealing the embryo. Where's the blu-ray?

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    The Dinos in JP 3 were awesome

    by disfigurehead

    The characters sucked. i hated the mom. What's her face.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    The parents in JP3 were horrendous

    by MattmanReturns

    Sam Neill was the only decent character in that. And the action scenes were mostly entertaining, with good special effects. It's not a total loss and works as a cheesy adventure movie. But nowhere near the caliber of the first film.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Fuck you Kilik, no one takes you seriously

    by MattmanReturns

    You think The Lost World is the best Jurassic Park movie. You're officially an idiot.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Only if Vince Vaughn returns.


    I'm sure that's been discussed by the suits, lol.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    "Hammond did send a backup plan." *looks stupidly at camera* "Me."

    by MattmanReturns

    What an awful fucking movie.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Fuck it.

    by my liege

    They should make a JP4 where everything goes right. Like, they clone some dinosaurs, put them in a theme park, opens it to the public and it's a tremendous success. It should be a nice feel-good movie about the awe and wonder of dinosaurs. Or y'know, we can have a 4th outing of running around.

  • Right now we have a great script (both steven and I belive this is the best script since the first film) and we are doing tons of pre-production work including lots of research and scouting locations. But No filming or even any casting has been done, we plan to start filming in late june early july and Universal has tentiveley set us in for an august 2012 release date I know it took almost a decade but jurassic park will be back in a big way next summer. I'm really proud of the script we've written a\it's going to please fans of the series

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST


    by my liege

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Well maybe Johnston's finished with "Cap" already

    by Triple_J_72

    Or maybe he's pulling a Lucas where he doesn't have to do anything on the set of JP4 except show up and wave to people, then go back to work on "Cap." I dunno.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Crichton's Novels into Mini-series

    by ENAN

    I definitely love the idea of having the first two novels, which were considerably altered in the films, faithfully done as a HBO or Showtime mini-series. Holy cow, there is so much, especially in The Lost World, that goes untapped.The chameleon dinosaurs, the sonic weapon Datsun uses when collecting eggs across the island, no inexplicably black daughter for Malcolm. Then there is the adolescent T-Rex stuff from the first one, and much more formidably sized Dilophasauruses, and more Ed Harding! I guess Terra Nova has hope to be the dinosaur show I dream of, but I really like the ethical and consumer concerns Jurassic Park particularly deal with. Going back in time to deal with dinosaurs isn't the same, or as rich, as introducing them to our time.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    lordoflight IS SPOT ON

    by SmokingRobot

    Yeah, that stuff with Goldblums daughter was atrocious. On the other hand, we got to see LOTS of people get EATEN BY DINOSAURS. That puts my ass in a seat right there.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST

    I say again...

    by NightArrows

    Anyone who dumps on JP1 can eat a bag of floppy dicks. Yes, it's a popcorn movie, but it's a popcorn movie done RIGHT. And the reveal of that first dinosaur, the Brachiosaur, is one of those "it" moments for me in film. Few things have given me the chills in film like it did all those years ago. kilik wants it re-shot to show Sam Neil loading up on weapons and taking out the Rex single-handedly while the kids feed his ammo belt. I think kilik is Greek for "Michael Bay Jr."

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST


    by ENAN

    I could see them going the prequel route, and dealing with Hammond's early career and making his first batches, trying deal with the animals for the first time. There were a lot more deaths on the island before that opening shot in JP 1. Plus, it could even take place on Isla Sorna since that is where they manufactured the dinos. Adventureland meets Splice.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    It's Terra Nova

    by Heckles

    Someone was probably just being a smartass.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST


    by jack black

    oh i hit a nerve of yours? pity. lick it to heal.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST


    by Tomarru

    Get that put through the proper channels and onto a website officially and we might believe it. But in a talkback with no way to verify who you are...not gonna work. I'm lookin forward to a 4th movie, it's had time to gestate and provided they nail down a good script that avoids the pitfalls of the past 2 movies it should be great. Another thing they need to do is find the right actors, there has been so much miscasting in the series with the likes of vaughn and the 2 parents. Actors with as much gravitas and ability as a goldfish reading a script designed to create the most obnoxious vile unbelievable characters imaginable. No more kids, no crappy family dynamic shoehorned in, no characters that are thick as shit shouting and attracting attention all the time for no reason.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    I saw JP1 six times.

    by blackwood

    I was twelve or thirteen. I had read the book and was completely jazzed about it. There was a preview screening the Thursday before it opened and my parents decided to take me to it. Theatre pretty empty, not many people know. I had never, and have never since, seen anything in the theatre that scared me on as deep a level as that T-Rex attack on the cars. It just felt so immediate and real and I believed, completely, that those kids were going to die. The whole film was such a ride. I loved it more than anything else ever. The next time I saw it, theatre was packed, I was with a friend and there was a row of college students behind us. They cut up the whole thing, snarking and trashing it at every turn... but they still screamed at all the screamy bits. I resented them so much. Couldn't they see how awesome it was? Dinosaurs! Fucking dinosaurs! But no, it was silly, and stupid, and unrealistic, and he wouldn't do that, and she wouldn't do that, and oh my god this is retarded, and AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH RAPTORS! but they don't look real, god, what a waste of time. Laughing at themselves for being taken in when they were. I have never felt for a movie how I felt for the original JP. A lot of it has to do with time, where I was in my life -- that precious window where I could still believe in things and be taken away.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 3:23 p.m. CST

    jettl1993 - again

    by Tomarru

    Just figured out who you are....or are meant to be. Fair enough if what you say is true, but would still like to see it up officially before i start believing it's happening. Wish Spielberg would come back to direct and put his full effort in. He's been wasted producing stuff and rushing projects / doing too much at the same time. JP4 could really use the masters touch if he can find it again and proper financial backing to complete any script rather than cutting huge chunks out of it.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    The ending of JP1 was perfection

    by MattmanReturns

    Anti-climactic my ass. The entire movie builds to that amazing moment when the Rex seizes the raptor mid-jump and smashes him against the skeleton. Jesus, if that doesn't do it for you, you're fucking dead inside.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    "hey could have had the T-Rex chasing them to the heli pad or something"

    by MattmanReturns

    What is this, Michael Bay's Jurassic Park? The movie knew when to fucking end, unlike most ADD bullshit nowadays.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Harry, it has been debunked. Here is the link...

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis Thank me later.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    agreed mattmanreturns

    by NightArrows

    The ending of JP1 was what it needed to be. They barely escaped with their lives. No need for another chase or another action piece. They needed to get the fuck off the island and they DID. Having the T-Rex chase them to the helipad? REALLY? Good lord, talk about a contradictory post. Raiders ended on a down note. Based on the above logic, the Ark ghosts should have chased Indy and Marion all the way back to the U.S. I mean, all they did at the end was nail a crate closed. Talk about lack of wonder and danger...And yes, War of the Worlds ends abruptly, but so does the book (if I recall correctly, it's been a few years since I last read it), it fit the tone.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    in this one, the raptors are really, reeeally smart.

    by dopepope

    even smarter than the third movie. yup!

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    The ending of JP is anything but "dull"

    by MattmanReturns

    You're the first person I've ever heard say that, in fact. Not sure what more you wanted? Not enough explosions? I don't get it. It was paced very similar to Jaws, in fact. Jurassic Park is anything but "dull". That's just a baffling criticism. The kitchen scene, the raptor's stalking the heroes... how on earth could you call that dull? As for escalating tension and danger... I was on the edge of my seat from the moment the Rex breaks out until the moment she saves the day at the conclusion. As far as popcorn movies go, it does not get any better than Jurassic Park.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    nightarrows, exactly

    by MattmanReturns

    By Turd's logic, Raiders has the most boring ending of any Spielberg movie.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Well, I agree on WoW

    by MattmanReturns

    with Cruise's relatives all being alive and well... that was too dark a story to end so brightly. Don't agree with you on Jurassic Park though. I don't think it ends abruptly (nor have I heard that complaint from anyone else)... it comes to its natural conclusion. The finale with the Rex tops everything else in the film, imo. It's a perfect climax... a final knockout punch. And I loved Grant looking at the flying birds in a new light. I can't imagine the film going on any longer without outstaying its welcome or becoming redundant.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Carnotaur3 and Relic5279

    by D.Vader

    Sorry guys, I've got a hard copy of the script. I'd have to scan it in page by page to email it to you and I don't have a scanner. One day I might be able to pull it off. I'll keep it in mind and save your addresses.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Wait what? We have people debating the end of JP?

    by D.Vader

    There are people who think its anything less than awesome?!

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Jeebus Turd

    by D.Vader

    "Seriously, there's no tension, danger or wonder in that ending of JP at all. " I am amazed at how much I disagree with you on that statement. In all areas. I'm amazed anyone could have that opinion. No TENSION or DANGER when the freakin' raptors have them cornered? No WONDER when the T-Rex roars triumphantly in a pile of his dead ancestor's (maybe himself actually) bones? Dude, you're way off there.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    I LOVE Jurassic Park

    by D.Vader

    I read the book in 4th grade and was a budding paleontologist. So I am 100% committed to this discussion. But damnit guys, you're going to distract me from my editing.

  • gouh what about the gouh human emotion gouh gouh? you know something like the finale in Jaws,Predator,Alien/Aliens,Star Wars,etc. Yeah we get the coolness and meaning of the scene but i thought the movie was about the heroes aka the humans and not the dinos? or we are talking about the Transformers here? anyway.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    turd well exact thoughts.thank you.

    by jack black

    you know your cinema man.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    No human emotion? Coming from the guy who prefers The Lost World?

    by MattmanReturns

    I cared about the kids. I cared about Grant and Ellie. They weren't the strongest characters ever, but they felt like real people thrown into a terrifying situation and were therefore very easy to sympathize with and root for. They were likable and I wanted them to survive. I can say the same of the three men in Jaws. Can't say the same of The Lost World. Malcolm lost all his personality. His kid was annoying. Vince Vaughn was a dick. The morals were clouded: "You can't kill a T-Rex, that's bad!" But it's okay for the T-Rex to kill a bunch of faceless scientists? Who the fuck are we rooting for in that movie? And the Roland and Vince Vaughn characters vanish before the final act of the fucking movie.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Just bumping in real quick Turd...

    by D.Vader

    But I meant the raptors cornering Grant, Ellie and the kids. They were about to get torn to shreds from BOTH ends. That was tense. I'll discuss more later.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST


    by MattmanReturns

    I dunno why I'm even arguing with these clowns about the quality of a beloved classic.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    The human emotion at the end Killik

    by D.Vader

    Was the sense of wonder on the faces of Grant, Ellie, and the kids as they saw their savior was the damn T-Rex. That's the emotion I saw and felt. Immediate relief mixed with wonder and a little bit of dread. That's one of the moments where they're standing in the face of discovery.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Turd, the reason the raft scene was cut

    by D.Vader

    I read something long ago that said they were going to try and do it, but the Rex ended up not looking too believable in the water and looked more like Dino. There was some awesome pre-production art depicting the sequence however.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST


    by maxjohnson1971

    Forget JP4. What do you know about Ghostbusters 3?

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST

    You're still not understanding that its been debunked.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    This shit is false. None of this so called shooting of Jurassic Park 4 is happening right now.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    I kinda want to rewatch The Lost World

    by fastcars

    They didn't REALLY screw up dinosaurs-in-America that badly, did they?

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Jason Statham in JP4

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    as a dinosaur that has attachable missiles and rocket launchers.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 11:28 p.m. CST


    by deelzbub

    tinyurl please sir

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 12:48 a.m. CST

    JP3 sucked because they neutered the T Rex

    by Ben_Richards_Bomb_Collar

    And tried to make Spinosaurus into the big baddie. Seriously, no kid's favorite dinosaur was ever Spinosaurus. And the best part is when the Rex bites the Spino's neck and he just shakes him off. A bite to the neck from Tyrannosaurus would have INSTANTLY killed the Spino. Not to mention it's retarded to have a dinosaur that preyed on fish turned into some T Rex killer.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 4:29 a.m. CST

    BenRichards Bomb Collar

    by D.Vader

    That's the main thing I disliked about JP3 and what I hated about Predators. Don't take a known and beloved villain/monster and then, to up the ante and make your NEW monster seem bigger and more badass, have him kill the classic one you know (The T-Rex, the original Predator). That kind of thing pisses me off. Still, that fight with the Spinosaurus *was* pretty badass.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 5:09 a.m. CST


    by my liege

    I'm afriad they did. They also gave Jeff Goldblum a black daughter who can defeat velociraptors by performing gymnastics.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Jurassik Park 4?? Who cares?

    by AsimovLives

    Who the bloody hell cares?

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 10:03 a.m. CST

    I took a Science Fiction Lit class back in 92

    by deelzbub

    and one of our books was Jurassic Park. The prof gave JP as an example of how you can kill off children characters if you write them annoying enough. Too bad the movies didn't pick up on this. Goldblum's gymnastic daughter might have met a different fate. Might have made a better movie.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST

    jdanielp wants Tyrannosaurus-vs-Triceratops?

    by jinste

    Then,sir,i would suggest you watch the 60's Ray Harryhausen classic One Million Years BC,and you will see exactly that.In fact Ive noticed most of the folk posting opinions here never seem to mention any older movies,its all"JP1 pissed on JP2 which pissed on JP3"etc.While I realise you all have quite strong opinions on the Jurassic Park series,I think some of the younger ones among you are perhaps unaware that dino movies didnt start in 93.If you see interviews with Spielberg and many of the effects people that worked on the JP movies,they all acknowledge a huge debt to the great Ray Harryhausen.They all saw his movies when they were kids,and were stunned by what they saw in the 50's and 60's. If you like dinosaur movies I would recommend you see the aforementioned One Million Years BC.Yes,the FX arent as good as nowadays,and also the cavemen just talk in grunts and screeches.But theres some cracking dinosaur action,with big badass dinos fighting each other.Even better is my personal fave-The Valley of Gwangi.I saw this at my local(and sadly long gone)cinema in 1969 at the age of 10,and i was blown away by it.Even now,when I watch it on dvd,Im stunned at how good it is.Jeez-dinosaurs-vs-dinosaurs,dinosaurs-vs-cowboys,dinosaur-vs-elephant,dinosaur getting loose and eating people!Does it get any better?!!The climax in the cathedral is amazing-a spectacular end to a terrific movie. Then theres one of Harryhausens 50's efforts-The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms.Yes,its in black and white-but dont let that put you off.The giant dinosaur is good,seriously bad assed,killing and eating anybody who gets in its way.Also of possible interest is The 7th voyage of Sinbad,which features a giant dragon-not technically a dinosaur,i know-fighting a monstrous cyclops. Another much-underrated classic is When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth,a 1970 movie where the FX were done by Jim Danforth.Plenty dinos in this one too,although its another set in prehistoric times,with cavedwellers talking in gibberish.The stop-motion animation is terrific though. Finally,dino fans of a younger age should check out the daddy of them all-the original King Kong.Yes its ancient,yes the FX are creaky,but if it wasnt for this awesome classic,the Jurassic Park movies would never have existed.There is just SO much to enjoy here-the stegosaur is cool,the brontosaur that capsizes the raft is a bad mother,the Kong-vs-Pterodactyl is great,but the scene that blows you away is Kong-vs-Allosaurus,Boy,is that how to do a monster battle or what?Amazing stuff.Theres also a couple of dinos in the lacklustre sequel Son of Kong,but nothing really worth seeing. So-plenty for you youngsters(and some of you not-so-youngsters as well)to check out.All these movies are available cheaply from places like Amazon.Or you could-ahem-download them.Your call.But-ENJOY!

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Spielberg killing a children onscreen? He could do that in 1975, back when he was single and not a father. Today, impossible.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    For Jur. Park 4, i bet they will use those huge dinosaurs...

    by AsimovLives

    ... that were recently found by paleontologists. They have found even bigger dinosaurs then the ones depicted even in JP3, including predators bigger then the T-Rex. And least we forget, many paleontologists now believe that most if not all dinosaurs were covered in feathers, specially dinos like the T-Rex. Yeah, T-Rex was covered in (most certainly very coloured) feathers and looked like a giant turkey. I'd love to see an Holywood blockbuster having the balls to actually make a realistic depiction of the dinosaurs as they were, and stop showing them as big lizards wiht lizard skins but instead with the more realistic feathered covering they most certainly had. Feathered dinosaurs, think about it.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST


    by Carnotaur3

    I understand, buddy. Thanks for keeping me in mind for when you can get it online. At this point, I'd be just happy to read the first page of the script.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Only good thing that came out of the Great Shakeup

    by conspiracy

    Watching the newbies debate the legitimacy of JettL1993.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST


    by Jon

    Thanks for keeping me in mind! Read Jurassic Park in 5th grade and it rapidly consumed my life. When I heard about the script for the 4th film it sounded so insane. I've been dying to read it for years. If you do get a chance to scan it one day please don't forget about carnotaur3 and myself. We'd be in your debt. Anyone every play Dino Crisis 3? Now that would make an interesting (notice I didn't say good) Jurassic Park movie. Dinos in space!